Jonathan Mijs receives major grant for research project

Congratulations to Jonathan Mijs on receiving a major grant from the Volkswagen Foundation for a 4-year international research project, WealthTalks: The (re-)production of wealth inequality in everyday talk. Jonathan will conduct the study with colleagues at the Freie Universitat Berlin, the London School of Economics, the University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of […]

Susan Eckstein awarded the Latin American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan Eckstein has been awarded the Latin American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The LASA2023 Kalman Silvert Award Committee concluded that Dr. Eckstein richly deserves this lifetime career recognition, on the grounds of prolific, high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship, truly exceptional service to LASA, and broader service to the profession.  You can read more about the award […]

BU Experts profile Celeste Curington’s research

On Valentine’s Day, BU Experts interviewed Celeste Curington about “how online dating has created a new form of digital racism.” The profile highlights her research on the ways race, gender and identity influence the online dating experience drawing from the findings in her 2021 co-authored book The Dating Divide: Race and Desire in the Era […]

Cati Connell publishes new UC Press book

Faculty member Cati Connell’s new book A Few Good Gays: The Gendered Compromises behind Military Inclusion was published in December by University of California Press. The book “identifies the homonormative bargain that underwrites these uneven patterns of reception—a bargain that comes with significant concessions, upholding and even exacerbating race, class, and gender inequality in the pursuit […]

Spring 2023 Department Events

                    The Spring semester is here! BU Sociology has a new Seminar Series planned with two talks scheduled: Wednesday February 15th, Elena Shih, The Trafficking Deportation Pipeline: Asian Massage Work and the Racialized Policing of Poverty, 12:00 pm, 96-100 Cummington Mall, Room 241  RSVP here. Wednesday March 29th, […]

December Newsletter

It’s been a busy Fall semester! Here’s some recent news from BU Sociology before we close things out for winter break: -Jessica Simes has been selected for a National Science Foundation CAREER Award: -Elliot Chudyk in January, Elliot Chudyk will be starting a postdoc in the Chair in Transgender Studies program at University of […]